August 2013 Issue



Capitol Gains

Politics can usually be described along the same lines as that old cliché about the weather: if you don’t like it, just wait five minutes and it’ll change. The will of the electorate is fickle, as constant in its attachment to any particular politician as to any particular variety of breakfast


5 Things You’ll Be Talking About in August

1.  Abbott FormingThe moment Rick Perry announced that he was not running for a fourth full term as governor, all eyes turned to Attorney General Greg Abbott, who instantly became the most powerful Republican in the state. The 55-year-old Wichita Falls native has long been viewed as a serious candidate

No Strings Attached

After years as an in-demand fiddle payer, Amanda Shires is redefining herself as a boundary-breaking singer-songwriter. Emphasis on “writer.”


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